OH Works recognises it is important to get people into work quickly and that unnecessary health screening can significantly delay prospective employees being screened for work.
Pre-employment paper screening relies on self disclosure. The process needs to encourage prospective employees to honestly disclose their health condition without fear of employment consequences.
It is seldom that employees are denied employment on the basis of health unless reasonable adjustments fail to provide adequate protection. Ensuring a thorough of assessment for workers in high-risk roles is essential.
It is important to have robust systems that identify when more or less comprehensive health screening is required.
We have a range of pre-employment health screening programmes that quickly determine fitness for work and the need for any workplace adjustments. This ensures the organisation’s compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act (2005). We have extensive experience in advising how best to support individuals with DDA disabilities while minimising foreseeable sickness absence.
We are usually able to advise organisations on an applicant’s fitness within 24 hours. Health worker applications requiring blood tests and immunisations are actioned on the day of receipt. Face-to-face assessments are carried out within five working days.
‘Health screening in the workplace can help companies lower the risk of ending up before an employment tribunal defending allegations of job-related injuries.’